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ND crime rate remains steady, Stenehjem says
ND Supreme Court opinion on warrantless blood draw could open door for others
Woman arrested after allegedly trying to run over ex-boyfriend in Fargo
Rep. Maxine Waters condemned for urging public harassment of Trump officials
Trump takes aim at Virginia restaurant that asked his press secretary to leave
crime and courts
nation and world
Harley-Davidson moves work offshore to limit blow from Trump's trade war
China won't hold out from buying U.S. soybeans, broker predicts
It's tough to get started: Challenges of beginning farmers
Why the farm bill should matter to you
Don't worry about the kids -- they're doing just fine
place a business brief
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
Wind developer's payment to Ducks Unlimited raises questions
Efforts to reduce wind energy impact to wildlife prompts controversy
China offered to buy $70 billion in US ag and energy products to ward off Trump's tariffs
DSU presents Centennial play
New features planned for Family Fun Day
A 4-H showcase; members participating in Roughrider Days Fair
Explore adventures of King Arthur; children's theater is in town
Learning Trail dedicated
Big Sticks split series with Hot Shots
Unforgiving final line change: Former Minot NHL linesman Nelson living with post-concussion syndrome
Lynx roll past Aces
Bluff propels Martin Truex Jr. to victory at Sonoma
Watson soars for third Travelers' triumph
Commentary: Poll: Plurality of North Dakotans support legalizing recreational marijuana
Never mind the weeds
Commentary: Heidi Heitkamp's hypocritical hate machine
Congrats to Cramer!
Stenehjem's Attack on Our Health Care is Indefensible
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Terry M. Moser
Margaret "Peggy" Kuchynski
ND farmer etches grandson's marriage proposal into field
New Rockford, N.D., woman celebrates 108th birthday
Rep. Josh Boschee
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
November 26, 2013
Bakken: A TV show made for me
You can’t get any more Norwegian than me. Bakken, in Norwegian, means “the hill.” My mother’s maiden name was Olson. Loosely translated, that’s Ole’s son. We don’t have a Lena on our family tree, but there’s a Sven or two. I also have the complexion of a Norwegian,...
November 26, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 8, 2013
Bakken: The ties that bind, and cost
The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn't even count the cost of prom. The study's precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old's...
October 8, 2013 - 12:00am
September 20, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Grandmas provide answer to grinding
Thank goodness that my days as a serial high school dance chaperone came last decade, not this one. My ticker never would have stood up to the...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
September 15, 2013
Bakken: A good argument for school before Labor Day
There are two sides to every issue, even when Junior and Missy have smoldered in classrooms as temperatures flirted with triple digits. I'm...
September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 27, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Oil wells and well-being
The state of well-being in North Dakota has dramatically declined. Apparently, you can blame it on beer. The most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked North Dakota as the 19th happiest state, based on interviews with residents. A year earlier, the Roughrider State was...
August 27, 2013 - 3:23pm
August 8, 2013
Bakken: Another take on the news
No news is good news. Most news is bad news. And, news happens when man bites dog, not when dog bites man. There's a fourth way of defining news. My way.
August 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Bakken: Family chooses vacations with a dartboard
Badger may be the Mallard Capital of Minnesota, but it's usually not a summer vacation destination spot. It was this summer, however, for Bob and Jen Westerfield and their family, including 5-year-old twins Ben and Boyd and 3-year-old Elle. The Dayton, Ohio, family spent 42 road...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Bakken: ND has much to offer without Mount Rushmore
A recent AAA Travel ad portrays Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota. Oops. South Dakotans likely are not happy about this development, given the stone presidents are their biggest tourist attraction. But Chuck Haga, fellow Herald curmudgeon and my newsroom cubicle next-door neighbor,...
July 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Bakken: New, desirable norm with tobacco
Usually, cultural change in North Dakota starts in the bigger cities and seeps down to less populated towns. That isn't necessarily the case when it comes to tobacco, however. Earlier this year, Cooperstown, a town of about 1,000 people in Griggs County, passed a tobacco ban in...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Bakken: ND has some numbers to brag about
We're coming. We're coming. Look out, Minnesotans. Those footsteps you hear are from North Dakotans. According to recently released U.S. Census figures, Minnesota's population grew by only 1.4 percent from 2010 to 2012. Meanwhile, North Dakota's population grew by 4 percent in the...
March 20, 2013 - 11:00pm
November 14, 2012
Bakken: They're the UND 'team to be named later'
GRAND FORKS -- Recently, some University of North Dakota athletics department news releases and some Herald sports stories have used "Green and White" to refer to the university's athletes. One word of free advice from the crusty former sports scribe: Don't. Let the scab heal. Some...
November 14, 2012 - 12:14am